DCA partners with Wednesday Morning Artists to present this ceramic workshop with visiting artist Brett Thomas.
Raku firing techniques originated in Japan, during the sixteenth century. Traditional Raku firing stems from Buddhist influences, particularly those connected to the Japanese tea ceremony. Ceramic Raku bowls were often used in these tea ceremonies, and those who practiced the tradition preferred the simplicity and natural beauty of the ceramic items.
Prior to the Raku firing there will pottery workshops to attend where students will create their own works of art. Work will then be bisque fired in preparation for the final Raku firing. Students must take one workshop, either wheel or handbuilding.
Fee is $75 for DCA members, $110 for non-DCA members, & $25 for college students 18-21 with proper ID.
DCA classes are Sep. 19 and 26, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sep. 30, noon-3 p.m. Offering wheel throwing or slab/handbuilding.
Peachblossom pottery classes are Sep. 20 and 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offering slab/handbuilding only. (900 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge MD)
Final Raku firing date TBD
Each student must attend at least one of the sessions in order to have a piece of pottery to fire. Students may make up to three pieces if time permits.
After registering online, students MUST call DCA with their choice of workshop: 410-228-7782, or email [email protected]. Space is limited. Early registration advised.
$110 per person, $65 DCA members, $25 students 10-21 with ID.
DCA: Sep. 19 and 26, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sep. 30, noon-3 p.m. Offering wheel throwing or slab/handbuilding.
Peachblossom: Sep. 20 and 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offering slab/handbuilding only.
900 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge MD
In this one day students will learn to make an ornament, just in time for the holidays!
Explore the world of 3-dimensional wool sculpting through needle felting. Learn basic techniques – all materials provided, including more than 50 colors of the wool batt. Makes an affordable and lovely gift. Students will leave with their completed ornament plus their own felting needle and foam pad, as well as a handout about techniques and resources– everything needed to continue the magical needle felting journey. All materials provided.
$65 DCA members. $90 non-members
Saturday (1:00-4:00 p.m.)
Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for creating a stained glass panel. Instruction includes design, cutting, foiling, and soldering. Stress-free, excellent instruction with beautiful results!
$135 DCA Member – /$180 Non-Members Material fee of $100 is due at beginning of class. Size of project is dependent on space available.
Oct. 3-Dec. 5 / 10 weeks
True beginners will see the progress they can make with even one class with Diana. Students will learn which brush to use, the proper water to paint ratio, how to set up a palette, how to mix colors, and whether to use wet on wet or wet on dry techniques. Students will experiment with several techniques and produce a finished painting. No experience is needed! A list of materials will be available upon registering for the class.
$90.00 DCA Member – $135.00 Non-Member
If you have a real passion for creativity, then pottery is a great way to express it.
This class is for both beginners and those with experience that want to improve their skills.
Beginners will receive step by step instruction on the pottery wheel so that you can create a simple and unique piece of pottery.
If you have previous experience this is an opportunity to practice and refine simple forms and explore more complex shapes. You will gain more experience of throwing, trimming, attachments, alterations, finishing and glazing. You will be supplied with 25 pounds of clay for building multiple pieces. The class includes all tools and materials required to make your piece and includes a bisque firing three weeks following your last class. You may also bring your own tools. Following this class, students will have the experience needed to work on their own with open studio time.
We affectionately call this studio the mud room. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Leave your daily stresses at the door and have some fun.
$165.00 DCA Members – $195.00 Non-Members
Students will carve a decoy using a knife or more advanced students will power carve in the Ward-style. All decoys are completed with paint. A $90 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class for the wood, eyes, and paint for the project. A list of additional supplies and power tools are available.
$150 DCA Members, $185 Non-members. Materials cost – $75, payable to instructor at 1st class
Fridays (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Sep. 22-Dec. 5 / https://dorchesterarts.org/event/decoy-carving-for-all-with-warren-saunders-5/2023-09-22/10 weeks
This class explores watercolor techniques including wet on wet and use of drawing gum. Students will practice learning different triad palette combinations and pulling and glazing
watercolors using personal photographs and still life as inspiration. Use of gouache and egg tempera is acceptable. Painting experience is a must. Students work at their own pace with critique and suggestions. Still life often provided along with painting from instructors’ photos or students’ own. Demonstrations and assistance will be provided by the instructor.
$90 DCA Members – $135 Non-members
DCA is committed to providing students of all ages and levels with the opportunity to advance their skills in an informal, yet structured studio environment.
For the most up-to-date information on available classes, please visit our calendar.
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**Supply lists for classes may be obtained from the Dorchester Center for the Arts. We recommend that you order your supplies at least ten (10) days prior to the first class. Shop at Dick Blick or go to smile.amazon.com and enter Dorchester Center for the Arts as your supported charity. DCA will receive a donation from your purchase price at both of these sites! For more information call the Center at (410) 228-7782.